The Sheriff’s Office has COVID-19 safety information posted in all housing units and on the inmate video loop. Messages are also being verbally reinforced by staff. The Sheriff’s Office is actively listening to, and acting-upon the concerns of inmates and their loved ones as we work to maintain the safety of our facilities.
Any inmate reporting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be immediately masked, isolated, and undergo further investigation. Where appropriate, the inmate will be isolated pending influenza and/or COVID-19 testing. If the inmate’s test is positive for COVID-19, the inmate will be treated using best practices for isolation and containment and will receive medical care from healthcare staff and the hospital as appropriate.
Medical privacy laws prevent the sharing of private medical information, which includes COVID-19 related information. Accordingly, the County cannot share personal health information about inmates with friends and family. Legal guardians of incarcerated minors are entitled to medical information.
The Sheriff’s Office has printed-out more than 3100 COVID fact-sheets to be handed-out to each of the 2600+ inmates currently in-custody. The excess flyers will be provided to new arrestees starting the Intake process, and supplies will be replenished as needed. The leaflets will be double-sided and have COVID ‘precautionary’ information in multiple languages.
Public Health Visit to County Jails
April 21, 2020 Updated Commissary Bulletin
English Fact Sheets - Fact Sheet 1, Fact Sheet 2, Fact Sheet 3
Spanish Fact Sheets - Fact Sheet 1, Fact Sheet 2
Vietnamese Fact Sheets - Fact Sheet 1, Fact Sheet 2